My husband booked us two nights here as a suprise for my 30th Birthday and all I can say is I wasn't let down. This is a beautiful listed building so there are original features every where but with a modern twist. The hotel is located a little drive from Florence centre, but for the views and the peace and quiet its more than worth it. There is enough gardens to explore, the library to enjoy and the spa and bar to use that we enjoyed a whole day relaxing in the hotel together, honestly, I could easily spend a week in the hotel if I could!
The bedroom was a delight, we had a dome view junior room which had wonderful views over Florence. The bed iteslf is huge, its larger than our king size at home, you can roll over in bed and still not find your partner! The bedding was all very comfortable and very clean. The linnen in the bathroom was the same and there were some lovely wollen dressing gowns too. The bathrooms came fully stocked with a hairdryer, the hairdryer wasn't powerful enough to dry my hair as quickly as I liked but it was a million times better than those naff ones you have screwed to walls in normal hotels. The toiletteries are all Olive Oil products and were very good. The bedroom had a TV built behind a dark mirror so when off, you wouldn't know there was a TV, the TV came with movies, music and internet.
We enjoyed an evening in the restaurant here, there were some American guests there at the time who had requested Thanks Giving dinner that evening, so the whole set meal was all themed for that event. We weren't let down at all! I enjoyed pretty much every dish we were presented. The wines are all hand selected by the restaurant, they were all very nice and easy to drink, I rarely drink red wine but I really enjoyed the one they had on the menu.
I was also lucky enough to enjoy a facial in the spa, if you do have the time, this is well worth a visit. They have a treatment room with two beds in so you can enjoy a treatment with your partner. The massage tables are all heated so you don't need to worry about getting cold if going in the winter.
Evening at the hotel must also be enjoyed, there were storm lanters all up the driveway to the hotel, around the gardens and also up the stairs and hallways around the hotel, it really made our stay feel even more romantic. They even lit the candle in our bedroom in the evening when they came to turn down the bed and close the shutters.
We found the staff very attentative yet still gave us the space to enjoy our selves. When we needed anything, they did all they could to help, even ironing my husbands shirt for dinner.
My summary, if you are looking for a romantic stay with your partner, this is the place to stay. We loved having a day exploring the city of florence and a day enjoying the hotel. Its worth spending the money for this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Il Salviatino Hotel
- Il Salviatino Hotel Florence
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a hill of Fiesole, this award winning luxury hotel offers the most spectacular view of Florence. Guests will enjoy complimentary à la carte breakfast, wi-fi, parking, in room movies and shuttle service to Florence.There are three different choices of accommodation: the Villa Rooms, the Green House Suites and our Signature Suites. Each offer a very different stay but all have inspiring view. All rooms fuse grand Renaissance style with contemporary luxe living, seamlessly blending the old and new. Everything from our linens and towels to the buttery leathers dressing the rooms have been carefully created by bespoke and exclusive artisans to offer you an indulgent experience at every turn. All rooms include Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary water and soft drinks and wide selection of complimentary in room movie and music.Food and beverage at Il Salviatino has been conceived to be far more than a service, but rather an unforgettable journey to the roots of Tuscan gastronomy.The day starts with our award-winning breakfasts which can be enjoyed at any time (and in any place) you so desire. Throughout the day you will be able to enjoy a series of local specialties all carefully crafted by our Chef, Carmine Caló. The main trait of our cuisine is an absolute obsession for using only the finest local ingredients. Simple, incredibly flavourful and elegantly presented.Immersed amongst the rolling hills adjacent to the Villa, one enters a truly magical world at our Spa and Pool area. The Spa at Salviatino by Vranjes, unites Il Salviatino’s idyllic setting and renowned service with the ancestral knowledge and delicate aroma’s of Dr Vranjes, one of Florence’s most exclusive perfume houses.Together we have created and scented path in which you will be able to enjoy a vast array of treatments and massages… each unique and magical.From April to October you will also be able to enjoy our pools. Immersed in the green hills, with stunning and relaxing views, you will find it hard to believe you are lying just 15 minutes away from the hustle & bustle of down town Florence. ... more less
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